Meditations On Death S Mallarme

Meditations On Death S Mallarme, acrylic on canvas, 62" x 44", 1975-77

Jules Kirschenbaum was a former professor of art at Drake University where he taught for over 25 years. His work has been shown on a national level and has been awarded several prizes and fellowships throughout his career, including a Fullbright scholarship, the Sawyer Prize for Painting and the Grumbacher Gold Medal both from the National Academy of Design. Jules' work is included in numerous private and public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art.

Jules' paintings are predominantly large scale still lifes that include objects of all kinds including bones, books, mannequins, mirrors and other elements that held symbolic importance for the artist. He was inspired by history, philosophy and architecture and references to these disciplines were made frequently in the objects he selected to paint. The denseness of his compositions and the precise manner in which the objects are painted create a complexity that draws the viewer in to inspect each level of detail.

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